The moral right: The moral right is inalienable and untransferable so that the author can not renounce it. The moral right of the author is perpetual so that when the work has fallen into the public domain, the moral right subsists and must continue to be respected.
The moral right is divided into four attributes: Right of disclosure.
It is the right of the author to decide to make his work available to the public and to choose the methods of disclosure. For example, the author may accept the public exhibition of his work but refuse to reproduce it in postcards.
Right to respect for paternity
This is the right of the author to see his name on any reproduction or representation of his work unless he wishes to remain anonymous.
Right to respect for the work.
Respect for the work requires maintaining its formal integrity. Any deletion, modification, addition are therefore prohibited. The respect due to the work also implies that the work is not altered in its spirit. This will be the case when the work is presented in a context that denigrates it.
Right of repentance or withdrawal.
It is the right of the author to withdraw his work from the market after its publication. This right remains largely theoretical, since its exercise is subject to the condition to compensate the assignee beforehand for the damage suffered by the withdrawal of the work. Counterfeiting is liable to two years’ imprisonment and a fine of € 152,449.
Moral rights are indefeasible and non-transferable; they can not be given by the author of a work of art. They are permanent; even when the work has entered the public domain, the moral rights remain in effect and must be observed.
There are four moral rights:
Right of disclosure.
The author of a work has the right to decide to make it available to the public and to choose the means of disclosure. For example, the artist may agree to the public showing his / her work but refuses to have it reproduced on postcards.
Right of authorship.
They are entitled to have their names credited for any reproduction or representation of their works, unless they wish to remain anonymous.
Right of integrity of the work.
The integrity of the work must be respected in its form; any deletion, modification or addition is prohibited. The integrity of the work must also be respected in its spirit; it can not be presented in a denigrating context.
Right to rescind or redeem.
Authors have the right to withdraw their works from the market after publication. This right is so far as to compensate the assignee for the damage caused by such withdrawal from the work.
Infringement of intellectual property law is punishable by a two-year prison sentence and a fine of 152,449 Euros.